Back-to-School Breakfast Tradition: Chocolate Chip Scones

Yesterday was our first day of school and the first words out of Big J’s mouth as he came down the stairs were:

“Can we have chocolate chip scones?! It IS the first day of school!”

I guess I began a tradition when I made these scones for the first day of school last year. And I don’t blame him for wanting them again because they are DELICIOUS!

I found the basic recipe on AllRecipes, but it needed some changes to help the consistency and texture! I experimented a few times and now they are absolutely wonderful! Give them a try for a special breakfast at your house!

Chocolate Chip Scones


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.
  3. Turn the dough on to a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 9 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut “pizza-style” into 12 triangles. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown, approximately 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool.

Notes: I have also made these using only all-purpose flour, and next time I will try with just white whole wheat flour! I forgot to spray my pan this time and the scones were just fine – probably depends on the pan!

What are your favorite special breakfast menu items?


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  1. sounds delicious! I’d love to do something to start a tradition with my boys. I have two days to figure something out. 🙂

  2. We love scones but they are a rare treat. I will try these too. Last night I made 2 batches of American Meatloaf Muffins. They were a huge success with some to spare for lunches today. We start after labor day so I have a while yet.

  3. Yummo! I LOVE scones! Funny enough they prefer the ones with fruit in them…must be because they get enough chocolate chips elsewhere, hee hee 😀

  4. These are so good!!!!

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